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A Life of Gospel Peace: A Biography of Jeremiah Burroughs
The writings of Jeremiah Burroughs are some of the most readable and engaging Puritan works available. Like his Puritan colleagues, Burroughs sought to explain biblical teaching in a heart-searching manner. In this biography, Phillip L. Simpson opens a window into the life and times of Burroughs, providing the context for his memorable sermons and writings. What becomes ap ...more
Hardcover, 317 pages
Published August 18th 2011 by Reformation Heritage Books
(first published April 28th 2011)
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In recent years the English Puritans have been making a comeback. Pastors and theological students, in America and elsewhere, have been looking to their writings for inspiration and guidance. Names like John Owen, Richard Baxter, Thomas Goodwin, Richard Sibbes, John Bunyan, Samuel Rutherford,and Matthew Henry are exceedingly well known. Their books adorn my bookshelves and the shelves of many of today's church leaders. What's more, their appeal bridges both the Calvinism-Arminianism and the char ...more
I was first introduced to Jeremiah Burroughs through reading The Rare jewel of Christian Contentment more than 10 years ago. He was an incredibly hard working and faithful Christian minister 400 years ago, and yet much of what he wrote (preached) is so relevant for life today. I appreciated learning about his life, particularly his emphasis on Christian unity. Not the most interesting biography I've read, but incredibly detailed.